Every year, the precise geographic distribution of .de domains is mapped in the annual regional domain statistics published by DENIC. The registry managing all domains with the ending .de now presents the results of 2018. As of 31 December 2018, nearly 15 million .de domains were registered in the 401 cities and districts of Germany. Adding to these numbers are more than 1.2 million domains of holders whose place of residence is abroad. In total, more than 16.2 million .de domains were registered at the end of 2018. For the first time since .de domains were launched in 1986, the total number of registrations in Germany displayed a slightly downward trend. The number of .de domains with holders resident outside Germany, in contrast, continued to rise in 2018.